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Guns and Pensions

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 6:35 AM
As far as paying tomorrow for today's benefits, that's what our children are for. There is no reason to do without when our kids can easily pay the bills later on. In fact, this concept needs to be carried on further. People should be allowed to defer credit card payments and buy new cars using their kids as collateral. When the kids get to working age, the bills are assigned to them directly, and the payments will be taken from their paychecks. If necessary, the kids can be transferred to labor camps until the debt is worked off. Using this method, the current generation can live like kings, and if the kids don't like it, well tough. They can't vote, so who cares what they think about it?
cjones205 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 7:49 AM
Undoubtedly one of the most heartless and selfish comments I've ever read to an author who so deserves better.
Loyal Democrat Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 8:07 AM
Are you daring to say that our national financial policy is heartless and selfish? What do you expect people to do, go without today just so some kid can live easier tomorrow? What utter stupidity.

I am entitled to an easy life, and I deserve it regardless of the means taken to acquire it. I are OWED these things, and I intend on collecting. Sell the brats as slaves for all I care, just so long as I don't have to do without the things that I am entitled to. I want an easy life, and if that means some kid in the future has a bleak existence, so be it. I could care less, just so long as I get everything I want when I want it.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 9:40 AM
LD: the only flaw in your reasoning is that we are aborting the best of the next generation. Why do you think they have all those, "Your child may have Autism" commercials? So you can get them aborted because there is a possibility of them being afflicted.
People are a burden on society, so goes the liberal mantra. They aren't assets to be used to pay future taxes, just more mouths to feed.
soliton2 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 7:17 AM
You are losing your subtlety LD.
Loyal Democrat Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 7:35 AM
No need to be subtle. As Americans, we are proud of our efforts in this arena. We make no attempt to disguise the fact that our bills will be paid by those who currently have no voice. We are proud of our conversion to socialism, and only wish we had done so sooner.

People are entitled to unlimited quantities of whatever they want, free of charge. We have a govt that is designed to provide such bounty, and we worship our rulers who ensure the cornucopia of material goods is ever flowing. What's to hide?

Through adherance to Maxism and Obamanism, we can kill the beast of capitalism for once and all.

ColdWolverine Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 6:50 AM
You're up awfully early, Mr. President. Or haven't you been to bed yet?
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 9:31 AM
Loyal Democrat is a sarcastic master. If you don't understand that you might think he meant what he is saying. Taking the leftist viewpoint to it's logical conclusion is a great way to point out it's fallacies.
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